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From: "Dick Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [IOWA] IOWA Digest, Vol 4, Issue 37
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:06:39 -0500
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I lived in Albert Lea, Minn for a short time where I became interested in
Pheasant hunting. Neddless to say, we somethimes meandered southward and
enjoyed the hunting in your fine state.The entire Male side of my heritage
is Ireland to Iowa to God knows where. Surely God's Little Acre is in IOWA!
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> 1. Re: Dewey (Grace Keir)
> 2. Re: Iowa winters & summers (Ruth MF Tucker)
> 3. Re: ???? (Esther Tripp)
> 4. Kanawha (Martha Johnson)
> 5. Re: Kanawha (Martha Johnson)
> 6. Re: Iowa winters (Cheryl Westfall)
> 7. Re: ???? (Jim)
> 8. Iowa weather (Karen Conroy)
> 9. Fw: Iowa weather (Karen Conroy)
> 10. mail (June Hebert)
> 11. Re: Iowa weather (Linda Ziemann)
> 12. Re: history ()
> 13. Cedar Rapids Cemetaries ()
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:03:37 -0600
> From: "Grace Keir" <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] Dewey
> To: "''" <>
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> Oh yes, everyone must read the book "Dewey - The library cat who touched
> the
> world". I just finished it. My husband was from Spencer and we still
> visit
> there, but never did meet Dewey. Also, they are planning a movie about
> Dewey and Meryl Streep is supposed to play the role of the library
> director.
> And Dewey Readmore Books (the cats full name) has a web site.
>
> Grace
>
> You wrote:
> Have you read Dewey, the book about the cat who spent his life in the
> Spencer, Iowa public library? You might enjoy it.
>
> Greta Thompson
> IAGenWeb Marion and Bremer Counties Coordinator
> IAGenWeb Family Group Sheet Special Project Coordinator
> IAGenWeb Welcome Hostess
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 09:35:31 -0800 (PST)
> From: Ruth MF Tucker <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] Iowa winters & summers
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> I have enjoyed all the stories about Iowa winters and being a 73 year
> native Iowan, can remember many of those winters when snow was so deep
> that roads were one lane, with areas where you?had to wait if you were
> meeting another car until that vehicle passed by.??That was rural Iowa
> year after year in the 1960's when my children were small.? Road clearing
> equipment wasn't as sophisticated as now, and many times farmers would
> help out with manure loader buckets on their tractors, so milk transports
> and livestock trucks could get to the farms for pick-up.? Bulk milk tanks
> could only hold about a days milk production so it was necessary to get
> the roads open so a major source of farmers income could be delivered.
>
> But with all?the nasty winter weather and this winter has set records in
> the Eastern Iowa area with record snow totals, we have great summer
> weather, when flooding doesn't occur!? I was one of those unlucky folks
> who lost a home, and have finally purchased a permanent residence after
> 8?months.? We are still waiting for the federal, state government to
> decide?how to purchase our "flood-plain"? property.? Just be patient.
>
> In our area one of the summer activities is the??
> ?weekly? band concerts from? early June to August.
> ?Many towns have town bands where oldsters and high school band students
> join together to entertain one night a week in a local park at the band
> shell.? Cedar Falls has the oldest still operating Town Band still giving
> weekly concerts.? A museum is maintained on Main street where the original
> band practiced. Tuesday night sees the park filled with everyone from
> birth to g-great grandparents bringing lawn chairs and blankets to spread
> neatly in rows across the city block park to enjoy the music for about an
> hour and a half.? Karl King and Sousa marches always find a place on the
> program as well as Broadway musicals.? The local Kiwanas club mans the
> concession stand with pop corn? and soft drinks.? It is one of their main
> sources of income for the community projects they sponsor.
>
> Ruth
> Cedar Falls/Evansdale, IA
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> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:59:59 -0600
> From: "Esther Tripp" <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] ????
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> Amen.... I'm in north central Iowa and I am still chipping away at the 2
> inches of frozen rain,sleet,thunder snow that we got on Thursday past.
> I'm
> trying to be patient as they say we will be back above freezing next week.
> it might hit 30 F. today.
> Esther
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "barbgeni" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] ????
>
>
>> Have you read this before? It sure fits with some of the weather we have
>> had this winter.
>> Barb
>>
>> On the sixth day, God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said, "Today I
>> am
>> going to create a land called Iowa. It will be a land of outstanding
>> natural
>> beauty. It shall have tall majestic landscapes full of buffalo, tall
>> grass,
>> hawks, beautiful skies, forests full of elk and deer, rich farmland and
>> fair-skinned people. I shall make the land rich in resources so as to
>> make
>> the inhabitants prosper; I shall call these inhabitants Hawkeyes and they
>> shall be known as a most friendly people."
>>
>> "But, Lord", asked Gabriel, "don't you think you are being too generous
>> to
>> these Iowans?"
>>
>> "Not really," replied God, "just wait and see the winters I am going to
>> give
>> them"
>>
>> Author unknown.
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> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:37:55 -0500
> From: Martha Johnson <>
> Subject: [IOWA] Kanawha
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> I had the pleasure of visiting in Kanawha this fall. I have some
> relatives buried there, and also via a cousin I met on the internet
> found other cousins still living there. They met us and took us
> to the Hancock Cemetery and were so very gracious. One even took
> us to her home and shared old photographs of my grandfather's
> uncles , aunts and cousins.
>
> We didn't spend as much time there that we learned what a quaint
> town it is, but the people we met were wonderful. I want to go back.
>
> At Christmas my relative told me of how the down town has open
> houses, and the businesses serve refreshments, etc. That would only
> happen in a good old small town.
>
> I also had great help from the local genealogy society before my trip
> in locating some information that made me eager to visit.
>
> Martha
>
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:42:36 -0500
> From: Martha Johnson <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] Kanawha
> Cc:
> Message-ID: <>
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> Forgot to say ( shame on me), that the cousins we met took us to
> THEIR home, which had been my grandfather's great uncle's home in the
> 1800's. So we saw px of the original farm house, and how it has
> changed through the years.
>
> I want to go back!!!!
>
> Martha
>
>
> On Feb 28, 2009, at 1:37 PM, Martha Johnson wrote:
>
>> I had the pleasure of visiting in Kanawha this fall. I have some
>> relatives buried there, and also via a cousin I met on the internet
>> found other cousins still living there. They met us and took us
>> to the Hancock Cemetery and were so very gracious. One even took
>> us to her home and shared old photographs of my grandfather's
>> uncles , aunts and cousins.
>>
>> We didn't spend as much time there that we learned what a quaint
>> town it is, but the people we met were wonderful. I want to go
>> back.
>>
>> At Christmas my relative told me of how the down town has open
>> houses, and the businesses serve refreshments, etc. That would only
>> happen in a good old small town.
>>
>> I also had great help from the local genealogy society before my trip
>> in locating some information that made me eager to visit.
>>
>> Martha
>>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:28:50 -0700
> From: Cheryl Westfall <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] Iowa winters
> To:
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> Thanks for your posts! I now remember why we moved to Arizona!
>
> Cheryl
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> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:59:39 -0600
> From: "Jim" <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] ????
> To: "Esther Tripp" <>, <>
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> To all you current Iowa residents. I am a former Iowa resident now living
> in Alabama. Guess what is predicted for us tonight. Two to four inches
> of
> SNOW!! We'll just shut down until spring.
>
>
> Jim Neiers
>
>
>
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:12:06 -0000
> From: "Karen Conroy" <>
> Subject: [IOWA] Iowa weather
> To: <>
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> Thanks everyone. Are there anymore about how they managed in the snow
> back
> before modern heating and cars. Was it like Little House on the Prairie?
> Karen
>
>
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:12:55 -0000
> From: "Karen Conroy" <>
> Subject: [IOWA] Fw: Iowa weather
> To: <>
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>> Thanks everyone. Are there anymore about how they managed in the snow
>> back before modern heating and cars. Was it like Little House on the
>> Prairie? Karen
>
>
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> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:14:16 -0600
> From: June Hebert <>
> Subject: [IOWA] mail
> To:
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> Glad we have some messages again. Even if cold and snow. Thanks I know
> I'm
> not alone.
>
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> Message: 11
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:35:28 -0600
> From: "Linda Ziemann" <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] Iowa weather
> To: <>
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> In my research of my ancestors, I found an old newspaper article that
> mentions my Grandfather and his brother made (the move) trip from Plymouth
> County, IA, to their new home in Armour, S.D. by SLEIGH. Yes, SLEIGH. I
> would love to have seen that happen. It is mentioned in the same article
> that their Mother and younger sibs made the trip by train.
>
> The date of the article is January 1, 1915. That is lots of miles across
> there to Armour from LeMars, Iowa. And there had to be plenty of SNOW for
> the sleigh to be a good mode of transportation!! Grandpa was 26 yrs old
> and
> single at the time of this trip.
>
> Just had to share an earlier SNOW story from the Iowa newspaper archives.
> I
> love it!!
>
> Linda Ziemann
>
> IA GenWeb Plymouth, Monona, Sioux County Coordinator
>
> http://iagenweb.org/
>
> Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-Coordinator
>
> http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html
>
> "A Look Back at the Lives and Times of Our Ancestors"
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>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On
> Behalf
> Of Karen Conroy
> Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 3:12 PM
> To:
> Subject: [IOWA] Iowa weather
>
> Thanks everyone. Are there anymore about how they managed in the snow
> back
> before modern heating and cars. Was it like Little House on the Prairie?
> Karen
>
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> Message: 12
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 22:36:29 GMT
> From: "" <>
> Subject: Re: [IOWA] history
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> This also isn't geneaology, but some might be interested. The painting
> "American Gothic" by Grant Wood will only be at the Des Moines Art Center
> until March 29. There is no charge at the DMAC. Tomorrow, Sunday,
> 3/1/09, there is also a free screening of the film 'Grapes of Wrath' in
> the auditorium at 1:30. This is a regionalism collection, including other
> artists such as Thomas Hart Benton and Jason Pollock. More info below.
> The rest of the collection stays longer, but 'AG' is only until 3/29/09.
> It helps to understand what some went through.
> [Another note: my uncle was born in Nov. 1938, so he was 70 last fall. At
> his house there is no plastic and he has a very antique, eclectic home.
> So, we did his birthday 1938 style. Old dishes, simple food, patterned
> tableclothes, aprons, hats, dresses, newsboy caps, home canned peaches &
> green beans, white shirts & ties, overalls, talking about news stories
> like the Dione quintuplets, played period music, antiques, old photos,
> etc. It was great fun. One cousin dressed like a gun maw, i.e. Bonnie
> Parker and had a starting pistol in her belt and I brought some cigars.
> We parked our Model A in the driveway. We have done similar parties
> before. It's tough to find ways to take picnic food 1930s style - like
> canning jars and boxes.]
> After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest is the first
> exhibition to address the artistic battles that were waged simultaneously
> in New York and the Midwest during the 1930s and the early 1940s. In the
> midst of the Great Depression, one of the most contentious and fractious
> artistic debates emerged, one that pitted progressive modernist figures
> such as Jackson Pollock, Charles Sheeler, and Philip Guston, against
> artists who sought a revival of tradition. Thomas Hart Benton, John
> Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood fought against abstraction, believing that
> American subjects should be conveyed only by straightforward, recognizable
> imagery. While Benton would become one of the most vocal spokespersons for
> the movement that became known as Regionalism, his painting, like that of
> Wood, actually had its origins in abstraction and the Modernist movement.
> Drawing on the work of artists such as Benton, Curry, and Wood, as well as
> Margaret Bourke-White, Guston, Dorothea Lange, Pollock, Ben Shahn,
> Sheeler, and others, After Many Springs aims to rethink and probe such
> terms as Regionalism and Modernism. While these movements are usually seen
> as opposites, this exhibition aims to challenge that perception by
> highlighting the various formal and thematic correspondences that subtly
> weave them together.
> Comprised of painting, photography, and documentary film, the works in
> this exhibition portray not only the Midwestern landscape, but convey
> complex issues prevalent in the Depression era, including poverty, racism,
> and ecological devastation.
> After Many Springs was organized by curator Debra Bricker Balken and Art
> Center Director Jeff Fleming and is accompanied by a full-color catalogue.
>
>
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> Message: 13
> Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:00:21 EST
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> Subject: [IOWA] Cedar Rapids Cemetaries
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> My father saw the painting of American Gothic when it was being painted.
> Dr. McKeeby. Is buried in Cedar Rapids, Just East of McKinley Junior High
> School. I think Oak hill Cemetary. A lot of famous Cedar Rapidinas are
> buried
> there. Also I have relatives buried there. I have relatives buried in
> three
> cemetaries in Cedar Rapids.
> I am also a distant cousin of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Herbert Hoover .
> Laura Ingalls Wilders papers are in the Hoover Library.
> I think Hawkeye is named after the Indian Blawkhawk.
> Scott
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